GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: STABAT MATER I. STABAT MATER DOLOROSA

Ο Gioacchino Rossini είναι από τα μεγαλύτερα οπερατικά brand names, η προσωπική μου όμως προτίμηση απ’ τα έργα του είναι το Stabat Mater, το θρησκευτικό έργο του οποίου το εναρκτήριο μέρος ακούμε, τιμώντας την ημέρα της γέννησης του, 29 Φεβρουαρίου 1792.
Catherine Maltifano – σοπράνο, Agnes Baltsa [φωτό] – mezzo, II, Robert Gambill – τενόρος, Gwynne Howell – μπάσος
Coro e Orchesrta Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Riccardo Muti

Gioacchino Rossini may be one of the biggest operatic brand names, but my personal preference among his works is Stabat Mater, a religious work from which we select the starting section, commemorating the day of his birth, February 29, 1792.
Catherine Maltifano – soprano, Agnes Baltsa [photo] – mezzo, Robert Gambill – tenor, Gwynne Howell – bass
Coro e Orchesrta Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Riccardo Muti

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  1. Resa March 5, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Opera, just starting to like it. I follow a young Soprano in the UK, Charlotte Hoather. I love her voice, and she has opened a new door for me. I still don’t care for a lot of the male voices. I had to work the coffee bar, eons ago, at a performance of Faust. I was in the lobby and endured the first half. Thank goodness I got to leave after everyone got their intermission coffee.

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  2. Oannes March 6, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Well, Gounod [the composer of Faust] is not exactly the one I ‘d recommend for …starting a relation with opera. He can be such a bore so many times. But operas like the ones of Mozart [especially his most melodic one, Cozi Fan Tutte], Handel, Verdi, Bellini… are a totally different story. Thank you Resa!

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